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Jan 20, 2013 8:30am PST
global economy. but beyond carnivale, samba, and soccer, what do we really know about brazil? today, a conversation with the director of the brazil institute at the woodrow wilson center, paulo sotero. i'm maria hinojosa. this is one on one. paulo sotero, you are the head of the woodrow wilson center's brazil institute in washington, dc, longtime journalist covering the united states for brazil. and i just have to ask you, you know, so many people think about brazil as being this faraway tropical country, you know, far, deep in the south. but in fact, brazil is a growing superpower. it's gone through an extraordinary transformation in the past 20 years. so the last time that i was there was 1997. if i was to go back to rio or sao paolo now, would i see a difference? what would i see? >> you would see a country whose people is more comfortable with the current... its current situation. there is a sense of hope that has been restored to the country compared to that time. that was the time when we had established democracy, reestablished democracy, but we were entering the period of econo
LINKTV
Jan 27, 2013 2:00pm PST
>> more than 200 died in a nightclub fire in brazil. >> many were killed in a desperate stampede to the exits. we'll have the latest from brazil. you are watching al-jazeera live from london. also coming up, funerals in egypt turned violent, leaving at least six more dead. in mali, french and mali and troops. and tens of thousands of supporters of gay marriage march in the french capital, paris. >> and fire at a nightclub in brazil has left 232 people dead. 170 others are in hospital. it is thought the fire was started by fireworks during a stage show. hundreds of panicked clubbers stampeded toward the exits. it happened in the city of santa maria and it's been described as the worst tragedy emergency workers have responded to. >> a frantic attempt to rescue those inside, the blaze was started by firework display during a live music performance. an official for the military police said most of the deaths were called -- were caused by asphyxiation. many others were trampled underfoot as they tried to escape. these pictures, which al- jazeera cannot independently verify, were uploaded
CBS
Jan 27, 2013 11:00pm EST
>>> terrifying scenes as flames race through a crowded nightclub in brazil. more than 230 people are dead. hello, i'm bruce johnson. thanks for joining us. we'll have the latest on that tragedy in brazil in a moment. >>> first, freezing rain and sleet headed this way for the morning commute. there are already school closings and delays. the federal government will now open at noon. let's go to meteorologist erica grow. >> it's good idea to delay that opening, because the worst of it will be over by noon. let's take a look at that advisory in effect for the entire metro area. all the counties highlighted in purple are under that advisory. the expiration times are at staggered times but everyone will be out of the advisory by 150bg a.m. so this is over and done with by midmorning. you can see on satellite and radar the wintry mix approaching from the north, starting to skirt the mason dixon line and move into the panhandle of maryland. rain basically all south of there. however, as temperatures continue to fall close to freezing we will see that rain falling and freezing on any unt
ABC
Jan 17, 2013 12:35am PST
shaking his hot yoga empire. >>> secret brazil. we journeyed to the hidden corners of south america for close encounters with nature's noble and not so noble beasts. >>> from new york city, this is "nightline" with cynthia mcfadden. >> good evening, and thanks for joining us. tonight, we begin with a shocking story of love gone deadly wrong. the latest twist in the murder trial of 32-year-old woman charged with shooting, stabbing, and slashing her one-time boyfriend. well, she's admitted to police that she did indeed kill him. she's claiming it was self-defense. but today, explosive new tapes reminded the jury that that was not always her story. here's abc's ryan owens. >> if travis were here today, he would tell you that it wasn't me. r >> reporter: her web of lies untangles before our lies. >> i'm all for the ten commandments. thou shalt not kill. >> reporter: every detail shown to riveted jurors, who will decide if jodi arias should die for her crime. >> if i hurt travis, if i killed travis, i would beg for the death penalty. >> reporter: for the last three days, the prosecutor h
CNN
Jan 27, 2013 8:00am EST
. . >>> good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. we begin with breaking news of a devastating fire in brazil. just moments ago, we got these first pictures of the tragedy there. in the last few minutes, we've gotten word of a massive jump in the death toll from the nightclub blaze in santa maria, in brazil. officials telling cnn that 220 people are dead. 220. that is up from the 90 that we were originally told. this is among the deadliest fires of this type in history. it was ten years ago that 100 people were killed in the station nightclub fire in rhode island. this fire today in brazil, more than twice the size of the fire in rhode island. the cause of this fire, still under investigation. but reports say pyrotechnics may have caught some of the club's sound proofing on fire. in these kinds of disasters, people are more often killed by being trampled or by the smoke than by fire itself. we continue to watch these live pictures of this scene there. we will get some more information and a live report from brazil in just a few moments from now. >>> and back here at home, an ice storm making
WETA
Jan 28, 2013 6:00pm EST
the nightclub. our brazil correspondent has sent us this report. >> brazil has begun to bury its dead. it does span five decades since this country face a loss on the scale. those who died were young and a sense of so many futures away at only intensified the suffering. among the dead were two brothers and two sisters, boyfriends and girlfriends. investigators are still trying to piece together the events of the kiss nightclub that led to so many deaths. witnesses tell of a flair being let as the band played on stage. flames quickly spread across the ceiling and heavy, toxic smoke. >> outstanding with my friends when the music starts. my friends started shouting "run, run." is when the confusion started. >> doesn't died in the bathroom area, mistaking a door for an exit. they told a security guard that many of the young people still have to play for their drinks. >> it is hard to get out. in a matter of seconds. i only stayed there for a few seconds. it felt like an eternity. >> the bodies of those who died were taken to a gymnasium converted into a temporary mortuary where relatives
CBS
Jan 27, 2013 5:30pm PST
edition. >>> well, in other news. an early morning nightclub fire in southern brazil has killed 230 people . it happened in the city of santa maria. a band's fireworks show was apparently to blame. >> reporter: rescue workers scrambled to pull victims out of a burning nightclub in brazil. clubgoers and firefighters worked together to use sledge hammers to tear down a wall to reach hundreds of people trapped inside. witnesses say a band member on sage lit a flair moments before the -- flare moments before the flames. they claim security guards stopped people from gets out because they thought patrons were trying to leave without paying their bills. and the police say they could not get in and partygoers could not get out because bodies started to pileup and block the door [sirens] ambulances rushed to the scene to bring the injured to the hospital. doctors say many of the victims died from smoke inhalation and some were trampled. a bouncer says the club was packed with more than 1,000 people. it is a college town and a local university says the club was hosting a party for its studen
CBS
Jan 28, 2013 6:30pm EST
violating building codes. >> pelley: john, thank you very much. in brazil, police detained three people in the weekend nightclub fire that took more than 230 lives. it happened in santa maria, a college town. many were college students. witnesses say a band was playing and the lead singer ignited a flare as part of the show. the ceiling caught fire, there were no sprinklers. in the stampede people fell at the front door blocking the exit. they were taken away by the truckload. the dead are now in a gym filled with caskets. us t police are holding two members of the band and a club manager. simon romero is the brazil bureau chief of the "new york times." he's in santa maria tonight and we spoke with him earlier by phone. >> reporter: the survivors' identities, just seeing the mayhem and horror from inside the nightclub. i interviewed one woman right in front of the stage when the fire ignited by a flare going off. she couldn't believe what happens happening. everyone around her was still dancing and having a great time. she was in disbelief and started screaming and made her way to the e
ABC
Jan 27, 2013 11:00pm EST
killed hundreds of people in santa maria, brazil. we go to the newsroom with the very latest. you spoke with some resilience in our area tonight. >> i did. they say this is shocking. at least 233 people died. where this happened -- and this brazil pose the largest city. about 800 miles south, in the southern part of brazil is the town where this happened. that town an entire country are in shock tonight. >> as many as 2000 people were jammed into this nightclub when the fire started. there appears to have been only one exit. nearby, college students tried to help firefighters create new ways to get out. it was too late to save over 230 people. a brazilian news agency reported that the fire started after a bandit used pyrotechnics in its show. the vast majority of victims the flames, but from inhaling smoke as they struggled to escape. >> in this time of sadness, we are all together. >> the president said it is a tragedy for the whole country. resilient americans are morning to -- mourning too. agents of results told us are in shock. >> really sad to know, that type of tragedy happ
NBC
Jan 27, 2013 6:00pm EST
>>> news4 at 6:00 starts now. >> fire, massive crowds and panic at a brazil nightclub. more than 230 dead and 100 more injured in the world's deadliest nightclub fire in more than a decade. brazil's president tonight calling for three days of mourning in memory of the victims. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm jim rosenfield. we'll have more on that story in a moment. we want to begin with the potential for morey weather during your commute tomorrow morning. the entire d.c. metro area included in tomorrow's winter weather advisory, a mix of freezing rain and sleet headed in our direction from the great lakes. places like minneapolis, walk, and chicago dealing with icy conditions, treacherous road conditions as well as flight delays. so let's get right to storm team 4 meteorologist kim martucci with a look at our forecast. kim, we just can't catch a break with the timing of this weather. >> we can't. the timing just doesn't any worse. it's targeting our morning rush tomorrow, and because of that, that winter weather advisory in effect. here it is, all of this pink stuff is ice, and
FOX News
Jan 27, 2013 7:00am PST
brazil. at least 245 people are dead, hundreds injured after a fast moving fire tears through a nightclub in the southern city of santa maria. a police spokesman telling local media the fire broke out at the kiss club while a band was performing. rescue crews using a nearby sports center as a makeshift morgue. joining me on the phone is andrew downey with global radio news in brazil. tell us the latest, please. >> the latest death toll is 245 it could still climb higher. the fire started when a member of the live band let off a flair that he had on stage and the spark caught fire on the acoustics. it caused a stampede many people were trampled. the main cause of death has been affixation from smoke. one young woman told tv news members of the band tried to put out the fire but the extinguisher didn't work. we are hearing from the local fire officials they said that security guards prevented people from escaping the fire by retuesdaying to op-- refusing t open the door. you run up a tab and they stopped people from leaving because they hadn't already paid. >> that particular club
KOFY
Jan 27, 2013 9:00pm PST
at a night club in brazil. >>> plus, the niners are now in new orleans. >> big foot is back. why sass scratch hunters >> ama: good evening. i'm ama daetz. at least 230 people died in a nightclub near brazil and at least 200 more were injured. for some it brings back memories to a similar tragedy here in the u.s. a decade ago. here's the latest. reporter: you're looking at the desperate effort to save lives as a saturday night party turned into a national tragedy at the club in southern brazil. young men swung axes axes and sledgehammers, trying to hack out escape outs with hundreds fighting for their lives. the club, was packed with college party-goers when members of the band on stage lit flares and set the ceiling on fire. flames and smoke outraced the terrified crowd which jammed the exits in a mad dash to escape. the club became a death trap. one survivor said it was complete panic. hundreds were killed. most reportedly from asphyxiation. firefighters and ambulance crews did what they could, treating some of the more than 200 injured at the scene. others were taken to the hospital
CNN
Jan 28, 2013 5:00am EST
. that's where the death toll stands right now in the brazil nightclub fire. we're now getting these devastating images being pulled from the burning building. >>> plus, a sloppy commute expected for millions of people this morning. we have a live report straight ahead. >>> i think hillary will go down as one of the finest secretaries of state we have. >> one heck of a moment between the president and the secretary of state. but, why all of the love? good morning, welcome to early state. i'm christine rom yans. >> and i'm john berman. it's january 28th it's monday. we'll begin with that developing story out of brazil. deadly chaos at a nightclub. early yesterday morning. killing a staggering 233 people. many of them college students celebrating their last weekend of summer break. it happened at kiss nightclub in santa maria. recovery workers now say they're hearing the eerie sound of ring tones. we're in santa maria with the latest. >> reporter: smoke filled the air when the first firefighters entered the nightclub. where shirtless men were already trying to rescue some of the injure
LINKTV
Jan 29, 2013 5:30am PST
victims of the brazil nightclub fire. ♪ last-minute rehearsals for the international debut. more international troops are on their way into mali. rebels are being pushed to the north of the country. troops crossed the border into mali on monday. they're expected to ask for about $950 million to fund the troops. they have managed to regain control of the city of timbuktu without a shot being fired. we were with the french troops as they made their advance in the city. >> french troops secure their hold on timbuktu. they captured the airport late on sunday. paratroopers were landing to the north of the city. these exclusive pictures show rebel fighters leaving their bases in timbuktu. they say they are regrouping rather than fleeing. they have said up checkpoints around the city to try to catch them. of timbuktu visits the airport. >> i have faith in the malian troops. i would say there's not any risk. >> the order comes to move into the center at timbuktu. the french have not entirely secure the city. they are leading the convoy into timbuktu. appearances can be deceptive. this wi
ABC
Jan 27, 2013 6:30pm EST
brazil has claimed a staggering umber of lives tonight. check, do hundred 30 people died. 230 people have died. time rows has been following the story. tom has been following the story. people have died. this is the map of brazil. this is in the south when the nearclub fire happened university city. that town and the whole country are in shock tonight. firefighters try to contain this at this packed nightclub early this morning. the coordinator of civil defense says the fire started at after an acoustic in theation caught fire nightclub in the southern brazil town. there was a pyrotechnic show going on when the flames broke out. the official cause of the fire is still under investigation. i would like to say to the country and santa that in this time of adness, we are all together. officials say that many of more than 200 people who by there not killed , but by smoke inhalation. the maximum of the capacity of to beub was supposed 1000, a state official says 2000 people were inside when the fire broke out. this instant call to mind other recent fires in recent years. a fire at a popular ni
FOX
Jan 27, 2013 10:00pm EST
bye! have a beautiful time. >>> our top stories tonight, tragedy in brazil, as hundreds are killed and hundreds more wounded in one of the worst nightclub fires ever. >> and the caps' craze erupts in to see tonight as they pull out their first win of the season. we'll get to those stories in moment. first, cold temperatures overnight could make for slick and icy roads on your drive to work tomorrow. let's get to gary mcgrady for a look at the forecast. >> have to be careful to watch and see how much we get prior to the commute. now temperatures are dropping. we've had a few hours of clear skies. temperatures this evening have really been allowed to fall. 25 now for frederick. temperature here in the city is down below freezing. may actually come up a little bit. i think we'll settle down in the upper 20s in town and probably sneak up around 30 by early, early tomorrow morning. this is coming in our direction. you can already begin to see some of this pink coming in to western maryland. i've checked all through eastern sections of pennsylvania, up into west virginia. not seeing any
FOX
Jan 27, 2013 11:00pm EST
edge at 11 starts right now. >>> cell phone video shows a chaotic scene in brazil during the world's deadliest nightclub fire in more than a decade. at least 230 people are dead. more than 100 injured, after witnesses say a band's fireworks show sparked a fire. thanks for staying with us tonight. i'm laura evans. officials saying at least one of the exits was locked at the club, trapping hundreds inside and all of the bodies have been removed from the nightclub. lauren demarco has more on this story. >> reporter: as flames raced through the kiss nightclub in brazil, patrons scrambled to make their way outside. [sirens] >> reporter: with more than 230 people killed, it appears to be the world's deadliest nightclub fire in more than a decade. witnesses say the band on stage performing was using flares which sparked the flames. video from the scene shows shirtless young men joining firefighters, using axes to break through windows and walls to help free those trapped. according to doctors, most of those killed were suffocated by the smoke. at least 50 bodies were found inside a bathroom
CNBC
Jan 16, 2013 4:00am EST
chipmaker from taiwan and india's technology. and the ppi data is due. >>> turning to brazil, the central bank is expected to hold interest rates at a record 7.25% low today. this despite mounting growth fears. economists polled by the central bank see brazil's growth slowing to 3.2% this year after hitting a record high 7.5% in 2010. joining us for more, julian thompson, global head of emerging markets at axo. >> good morning. >> it's interesting, we cited strong growth since 2010. but since brazil's growth has disappointed, it doesn't look like it's going to pick up, why are rates so high? >> in real terms, rates aren't particularly high, 7.25%. inflation running just below 6%. by historical standards, actually rates in brazil are extremely low. they've tended to be 10% in real terms. >> wow. >> don't forget they've come all the way down from 12.75% a year and a half ago. so the -- the central bank has actually been extremely aggressive in lowering rates. >> i would imagine, too, that they are concerned about price pressures. what's happening on that side of the equation? and wh
ABC
Jan 28, 2013 4:00am EST
>>> this morning, nightclub inferno. >> now details from the scene of such sorrow in brazil. after a nightclub blaze that killed hundreds. >>> developing right now, a sweeping plan to rewrite the nation's immigration laws. including a pathway to citizenship for the undocumented. >>> air scare. a jet's engine erupting in flames. what would you do. >>> and hollywood's second-favorite awards show. some surprises last night at the s.a.g. awards. >>> good monday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm sunny hostin. they started burying the dead after that terrible nightclub fire in brazil. >> most of the victims died of suffocation after toxic smoke filmed the air of that crowded club. when firefighters rushed to the scene, they found the entrance blocked by a pile of bodies. more than 230 victims died. more than 100 were injured. >> we spoke earlier to the bbc's julia carnero, who just arrived in santa maria. >> the sports center, where families and grends have gathered to identify the bodies was decemberlating. trucks carried the bodies to the site. it was the only place in the
KCSMMHZ
Jan 28, 2013 2:30pm PST
opposition rejects calls for dialogue with egypt's president. >> brazil begins morning after a nightclub fire that killed more than 230 people. it is time for a new generation. that was the message from the ducks -- dutch queen beatrix. >> she said she would abdicate just over three months from now and hand over the throne to her eldest son, willem alexander. , there was heavy speculation she would make that move for some time. she is approaching her 75th birthday. >> a 32 year reign comes to an end. a visibly emotional queen beatrix made the announcement internationally-televised address. , it was a rare honor to spend my life in service to this country and to fill my duties as queen -- fulfill my duties as queen. >> she was one of the longest- serving monarchs in europe, ascending to the throne in april, 1980, after the abdication of her mother. beatrix quickly made her personal mark, combining a fierce sense of duty, hard work, and an engaging personality. not content to be a ceremonial figurehead, she got involved in political issues as well, and proved immensely popular with the dut
PBS
Jan 29, 2013 6:30pm PST
state faces collapse if there is no end to ongoing rising protests. >> as brazil mourns the hundreds who died in the nightclub blaze, questions being raised about public safety. >> french and malian forces have strengthen their hold on timbuktu a day after the evicted islamist forces. >> the militants left behind a trail of destruction in the united nations world heritage site, looting tombs and burning into documents. residents have welcomed the soldiers with open arms. >> just days ago, the islamists still controlled timbuktu. now their flag has come down. soldiers and civilians are celebrating. >> i dreamt of this day. mali is being reborn. >> most residents of the ancient trading town were relieved when paratroopers arrived. timbuktu has been in the hands of islamists for 10 months. >> for 10 months, the islamists enforced a strict form of sharia law. this man says his hand was chopped up because he was accused of stealing a mattress. this woman says she was with and jailed for a minor offense. >> my head job -- hijab slipped off my face. that's why they put me in jail and beat me. >
WHUT
Jan 28, 2013 7:00am EST
news." our top stories, the brazil public it fire. as the funeral for the 200 victims plus -- 200 + victims begins, questions arise of how safe world cup and olympic venues will be. the president of haiti, putting in place emergency laws. a sign of strength or weakness? new jersey, hammered by hurricane sandy, we are back to discover how little progress there has been. >> it is hard to find the words to describe the destruction they see around me. this house is at an angle that is almost comic. >> i guess it is a case of a top toyota? >> 9.8 million vehicles, that is how much they sold last year, enough to regain the top spot in the world. given the massive chinese consumer boycott, how did they manage to dethrone general motors? >> it is 12:00 noon in london, 2:00 p.m. in cairo, 10:00 in the morning in santa maria, where families of those who died in the nightclub fire have begun the grim business of the identifying the bodies of their loved ones. an investigation has started, but there is a suspicion that the fire may have begun when a rock band let off the fireworks. raising tr
CNN
Jan 27, 2013 4:00am PST
out of brazil where a night club fire has killed 90 people, but that number could go higher as more details come in. the fire is eerily similar to the station nightclub fire in rhode island almost ten years ago. 100 people died in that blaze after pyrotechnics set that building on fire. most victims were trampled to death or died from the smoke. for more on the fire in brazil, i'm joined on the phone by chasta darlington who is there for us. what do we know right now? >> well, randi, you brought up important points. what we found out from officials on the scene from firefighters, is the vast majority of the people that are pulling out of the rubble did die of smoke inhalation. they aren't finding charred bodies and they aren't feep finding people who were killed by the fire itself. some people couldn't find the exit in the darkness. there was a pyrotechnics show going on, but the people we talked to said they don't think that is causing the fire. they say the investigation is just beginning but the insulation caught on fire and filled the establishment with smoke. a huge nightclub t
CNN
Jan 27, 2013 3:00pm PST
nightclub fire in brazil are describing a nightmare scene. bodies all over the ground. firefighters trying to smash down the walls. terrified people being trampled. so many people dead. this nightclub was way overcrowded with dangerous pyrotechnics show going on inside. straight ahead is rafael romo. i want you to give us an updated count of the yash yults. >> this is way too preliminary yet. authorities still going over the scene to try to find out what happened there. some of the scenes we have received here at cnn world headquarters are just very, very sad with family members trying to find out what happened to their family members. this young crowd celebrates for one last chance. remember, that part of the world, it is summer, and so in brazil this is the end of the summer holiday season and that's what these people are doing there. >> so is it common for a nightclub to be packed so far over capacity. don't they try to keep that from happening, rafael? >> i wouldn't call it common but it's not unheard of. given the circumstances that people are going back to school tomorrow and
ABC
Jan 27, 2013 11:00pm EST
2 news. >>> thanks a lot. fire claimed the lives of hundreds of people in brazil. we know at least 230 people are dead and that number could climb higher. the club was jammed with college students have a good time and a fire broke out started by a stage effect that was part of the entertainment. >> reporter: a saturday night party turned into a national tragedy at this club in southern brazil. young men swung axes and sledge hammers trying to hack out escape routes for hundreds fighting for their lives behind the walls. the club named kiss was packed with college party goers when members of the band on stage lit flaired that set the ceiling on fire. flames and smoke out raced the crowds which jammed the exits in a mad dash to escape. it became a death trip. there was so much smoke and fire said one survivor, it was complete panic. hundreds were killed. most reportedly from asphyxiation. firefighters and ambulance crews did what they could treating some of the more than 200 injured at the scene. others were taken to the hospital. by daylight, grief stricken crowds gathered outside t
PBS
Jan 9, 2013 7:00pm PST
across asia. it should also help a little bit in the natural resources producing economies, brazil and peru. >> tom: and what about brazil -- >> another one. >> tom: why not japan. >> japan has a positive impetus from a changep change of policy. >> tom: lots of new government spending, trying to pull that economy out from the doldrums it has been in for almost a generation. >> that's what they say, and they've said that before. and the question is not will they do something -- they will. the question is will they keep at it. but will it be a lasting impact. right now the jury is out on that, but japanese stocks have been doing better and understandably so because they have more policy impetus behind them. >> tom: you mentioned latin-america. within latin-america, brazil has been a big engine for a long, long time. and we've seen chile come along recently. argentina, not so much. is there an area that you like specifically? >> i do like brazil because it is an economy that has been actually a little bit down, and i think it's starting to look a little brighter there. but what i real
LINKTV
Jan 27, 2013 5:30am PST
breaking news, just in dozens have reportedly died in a nightclub fire in southern brazil. gabriel is on the line with the smell. gabriel, i have a number of conflicting reports. i will turn it over to you. what do you know? >> the latest we have heard is that local officials in the town are still counting the bodies from this nightclub fire, but they are apparently telling local media that the death toll will be at least 90 people killed, from what looks like an absolutely tragic fire that occurred at 2:30 a.m. local time in this town of santa maria, in southern brazil, 200 kilometers from the state capital. we are told the night club was packed with hundreds, hundreds of people, mostly young people. it is a college town. there was some sort of fire and that hundreds could have been transported to area hospitals with interest -- with injuries. all of these stories are just learning to come out. again, this town is in the very southern portion of brazil. local officials are saying that they think that there could be at least 90 people killed but that they are still counting the bod
CNN
Jan 27, 2013 2:30pm EST
are the top stories we're following right now in the "cnn newsroom." >>> tragic news out of brazil. at least 233 people have died in an early morning fire in a crowded nightclub in the city of santa maria. college students were jammed inside celebrating the end of their summer vacation when the blaze broke out about 2:00 in the morning. let's go to rafael romo with the latest. rafael, how did this fire start? >> there was a concert and part of the concert included using pyrotechnics and apparently part of the initial investigation points to the fact that it might have been started that way. there was insulation, there was foam insulation on the ceiling and that might have been a possibility. now the problem is that the place was grossry clouded. authorities say it was built for about 1,000 people and there were more than 2,000 there. when the fire started with dense smoke and flames, people were frantically trying to get out of the place and that's when the problem became worse, miguel. >> rafael. many of the dead found in the bathrooms there. why was that the case? >> it was impos
CBS
Jan 28, 2013 4:00am PST
. >>> a three-day mourning period is under way in brazil after nearly 300 people died in a fast-moving nightclub fire. the fire broke out early sunday morning in santa maria, a university town in southern brazil. most of the victims were students who apparently died from smoke inhalation. tetiana anderson reports. >> reporter: police are guarding a burned out nightclub in southern brazil where hundreds of people died. early sunday morning rescue workers scrambled to pull victims out of the burning building. clubgoers and firefighters worked together to use sledgehammers to tear down a wall to reach hundreds of people trapped inside. witnesses say the kiss nightclub in santa maria filled with smoke and flames moments after a band member lit a flame on establish. survivors described a chaotic race to reach the only access. they claim security guards stopped people because they thought patrons were trying to leave without paying their bills and firefighters say they couldn't get in and partygoers count get out because bodies started to pile up and block the door. balances rushed the injur
CBS
Jan 9, 2013 7:00pm EST
across asia. it should also help a little bit in the natural resources producing economies brazil and peru. >> tom: and what about brazil -- >> another one. >> tom: why not japan. >> japan has a positive impetus from a changep change of policy. >> tom: lots of new government spending trying to pull that economy out from the doldrums it has been in for almost a generation. >> that's what they say, and they've said that before. and the question is not will they do something -- they will. the question is will they keep at it. but will it be a lasting impact. right now the jury is out on that, but japanese stocks have been doing better and understandably so because they have more policy impetus behind them. >> tom: you mentioned latin-america. within latin-america, brazil has been a big engine for a long long time. and we've seen chile come along recently. argentina, not so much. is there an area that you like specifically? >> i do like brazil because it is an economy that has been actually a little bit down, and i think it's starting to look a little brighter there. but what i really lik
CBS
Jan 28, 2013 4:00am EST
. >>> nightclub chaos. a tragic scene in brazil. hundreds of people are killed when a fire breaks out inside a packed dance hall. >>> talk of 2016 in a joint interview with "60 minutes," president obama and hillary clinton are asked about her possible presidential aspirations. >> i was literally nominated four days ago, and you're talking about elections four years from now. >> and as you know, steve, i'm still secretary of state, so i'm out of politics. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, january 28th, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. we begin this morning with the battle over immigration reform. overnight a bipartisan group of senators reached a deal on legislation, that, if enacted, would rewrite the immigration laws in this country. they plan to officially announce their agreement later today. susan mcginnis is in washington. susan, good morning. >> good morning. after a failure at immigration in 2010, washington is gearing up again, but there is evidence, including the growing hispanic vote that the political mood has changed here in washington, a
NBC
Jan 28, 2013 5:30pm PST
maria, brazil. keir, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. the death toll here is almost unimaginable. the gymnasium behind me became a makeshift morgue. more than 230 lives were lost, and scores more are still hospitalized. survivors said it was like a horror movie. a nightclub turned death trap. >> i have been in the nightclub before. >> reporter: audrey narrowly escaped. what did you see? >> people crying. people dying in my sight. >> reporter: hundreds of others, including two of her friends, did not. >> i lost very special people to me. >> reporter: today, the funerals began. so many dead, the coffins laid out in rows. found here by grieving loved ones. on saturday night, they had packed the kiss nightclub. survivors say the band set off pyrotechnics, igniting a fire in the ceiling. it spread in seconds, filling the club with smoke. the crowd panicked. confused security guards at first blocked the exits. in the stampede, audrey was nearly trampled. but she could breathe. but someone pulled her to safety. this is the club before the disaster. no windows. the front doo
ABC
Jan 28, 2013 2:00am PST
nightclub fire in brazil. it hpped in the southern brazil town of santa maria. here are the details. >> reporter: you are looking at the desperate effort to save lives as a saturday night party turned into a national tragedy at this club in brazil. young men swung axes and sledgehammers trying to hack out escape routes for those hiding behind the walls. the club was packed with college party goers when members of the band on stage reportedly lit flares to set the ceiling on fire. >> flames and smoke out raced the terrified crowd which jammed the exit in a mad dash to escape. the club was a death trap. there was so much smoke and fire said one survivor that it was complete panic. hundreds were killed. most reportedly from asphyxiation. firefighters and ambulance workers did what they could treating the 200 injured at the scene. others were taken to the hospital. by daylight grief stricken crowds gathered outside the building and a local gymnasium was used for identifying the dead. brazil's president tried to console the stricken nation. in these times of sadness we are together, and
CSPAN
Jan 9, 2013 5:00pm EST
brazil and your observations on that nexus between the environment and the economy, and then i want to come to gayle, switching gears entirely, and going back to the state park concept you mentioned in your opening remark, so, frank? >> thank you, lynn. we did travel to brazil together. i've never seen a more energetic herder than lynn. [laughter] she recognizedded most of the things we saw, including some i think you have never seen before. it's important to know why we went to brazil and what that tells us about the subject we are talking about today. we went there because we wanted to find out how brazil was doing in its effort to reduce the deep forrestation that was taking place in the amazon. is the first thing we did once we got there was go to a slaughter house. we looked at each other and said, we didn't sign up for that. what's that have to do with deforestation? turns out brazil's effort to reduce deforestization was to enact a law that required certain land owners, many land owners, to take a certain part of their land, a fraction of their land and keep that in natural stat
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